When does enlightenment come? At the end of the spiritual journey? Or the beginning? In After the Ecstasy, the Laundry, Jack Kornfield - author of the modern classic on American Buddhism, A Path with Heart - brings into focus the truth about satori, the awakened state of consciousness, and enlightenment practices today. The result is this extraordinary look at the hard work we all must do - the laundry - no matter how often we experience ecstatic states of consciousness through meditation and other disciplines.
Sweeping in scope, and warmly told by one of American Buddhism's most trusted voices, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry is a work of both deep inspiration and daily instruction that cuts through the confusion about what enlightenment really is, who it comes to, and how it continues to inform and guide our spiritual lives.
An original audio adaptation of Jack Kornfield's book, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry.
©2006 Jack Kornfield (P)2006 Jack Kornfield
I was put off slightly by the wonderfully calming tones of Jack's voice ~ some times it drifts into background sounds and makes me feel sleepy .. But.. I persisted and I'm so pleased I did! It was truly a wonderful gem of the dharma 💞~ it inspired me and came just at the time when I needed it the most. Thank you Jack Kornfield💞
An elegant and balanced guide to spiritual life. Both uplifting and grounding.
A good mixture of quotations, fables and stories convey the teachings in an accessible way which keeps you engaged.
I expect I'll be listening back to this for years to come.
"Title points to meat of the message"
As a novice myself, I would recommend this book to new practitioners. If you are past the honeymoon stage and like insights into the daily reality of the enlightened, I would recommend this book. Or, if you want some feel good stories and some soothing verbal vibrations, I would recommend this listen.
Always worth re-reading (listening), appropriate for all stages of life. At first I thought his voice was too sleepy, but I ended up finding it soothing.
Jack has a terrific podcast mainly composed of his talks, that's where I first really got into his work. Hearing his voice adds a layer of depth and emphasis that I cannot recommend enough.
It's a great read with great messages. I do wish he went into even more detail of people's "satori" moments. But that's just me being greedy. Good listen. Great for winding down in the evenings.
"Fabulous as always"
Love his books. Never want them to end. So much to sit back and reflect on. In regard to someone's comment about them not liking the author doing the narrating.....I find the author the only one fit for the job. Love this author.
Loved it! Inspiring and informative. I will recommend it to all my friends and family.
As usual Jack Kornfield offers insight and knowledge that you can carry throughout a lifetime.
Life wisdom shared so graciously.
I was just disappointed that it was over, I could listen endlessly.
Loved the examples that practices are on going and that it is common to have certain peak periods of life and periods of forgetting. That life is a dance between the two...no arriving just the dance. Narrator has a very calming voice. Nice stories of Spiritual masters of many disciplines.
"Can't stand the narration..."
I think I'd like this book a lot if it were narrated by someone else. As is, it's really, really annoying to listen to. Forget ecstasy or the laundry, nirvana when listening to this, was either ear plugs or the stop button.
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